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1774 Rhode Island Census Project: Bristol

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This page is part of the 1774 Rhode Island Census Project.

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Introduction

Bristol was settled around 1680 as part of Plymouth Colony and was later part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In 1747, parts of the Province were ceded to Rhode Island, including Bristol.

Bristol is unique in having a much older census taken 11 February 1688/9. It will be interesting to compare the two census for continuity of households.

The original 1774 census pages from 1774 have not been digitally imaged (or at least, such images are not online), so the official source for the Bristol census records adopted by this project is the transcription of Robert Niles published in the September 2007 issue of Rhode Island Roots.[1] (Note: this transcription is on the American Ancestors website, but can be accessed free of charge by registering for a guest account.)

The following are transcriptions of the Bristol census pages, along with links to the corresponding profiles.

Warning: some of the classifications and terminology used is anywhere from innapropriate to offensive by modern standards. To preserve historical accuracy, the original terms are presented as they were in the original census documents.

The first column gives the name of the head-of-household exactly as it is written in Robert Niles's transcription. The next twelve columns provide the distribution of household members into different categories, with only counts of people in each category. The twelve categories are, in order:

  1. white males above 16
  2. white males under 16
  3. white females above 16
  4. white females under 16
  5. Indian males above 16
  6. Indian males under 16
  7. Indian females above 16
  8. Indian females under 16
  9. black males above 16
  10. black males under 16
  11. black females above 16
  12. black females under 16

The final column gives a link to the profile of the head-of-household, when available, and otherwise shows the individual's name in red.

The Bristol census was not alphabetized, meaning that groupings of neighboring families can sometimes be evidence of familial links between the families.

Page 1

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Daniel Bradford Esqr 2 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Daniel Bradford
Prisilla Bradford Widdow 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Priscilla (Wiswall) Bradford
Benjamin Bosworth 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Bosworth
Peter Church 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Peter Church
Nathaniel Cary 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 Nathaniel Cary
Nathaniel Pearse Junr 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Nathaniel Pearse
Caleb Thurber 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Caleb Thurber
Jonathan Peck 2 4 2 5 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   0 Jonathan Peck
Ebenezar Blake 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Ebenezer Blake
William Throope 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Throop
Esther Throope 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Esther Throop
Berned Hill 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Barnard Hill
Caleb Salsbery 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Caleb Salisbury
Jeremiah Finney 2 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Finney
Elizabeth Cob Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Elizabeth Col (RIR transcription has "Cob")
Robert Jolls 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Robert Jolls
John Coomer 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0   0   1   0 John Coomer
Sarah Kinnicut Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1   0   0   0 Sarah (Bosworth) Kinnecutt
John Throope 1 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Throope
Thomas Champlin 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Champlin
Samuel Throope 1 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Throope
Simon Burr 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Simon Burr
Mehetabel Jolls Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   3   1   1 Mehitable (Ormsby) Jolls
Ebenezar Jolls 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Ebenezer Jolls
John Jolls 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Jolls
Nathan Munro 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathan Munro
Oliver Wesh 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Oliver West
Isaac Chase 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Isaac Chase
Nathaniel Fales Esq 3 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 1   0   0   0 Nathaniel Fales
Timothy Fales 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Timothy Fales
Nathaniel Fales Junr 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Nathaniel Fales
William Bosworth 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Bosworth
William Bosworth Junr 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Bosworth
Levi Salsbery 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Levi Salisbury
James West 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James West
Samuel West 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel West
Joseph Reynolds Junr 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Reynolds
Joseph Reynolds Senr 2 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   1 Joseph Reynolds
David Richarson 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 David Richardson
John Smith 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Smith
William Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Wilson
Lennox Bullock 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Lennox Bullock
William Hardding 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Harding
John Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Willson (brother of Jeremiah and David?)
Shearjashub Bourn Esqr 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   2   0 Shearjashub Bourne
Shearjashub Bourn Junr 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Shearjashub Bourne
William Holmes 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Holmes
Richard Pearse 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Richard Pearse
James Diman 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 1   1   0   0 James Diman
Ichabod Cary 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0   0   0   0 Ichabod Cary

Page 2

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Jeremiah Willson 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Wilson
Thomas Willson 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Wilson
Nathaniel Church 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Church
Joseph Lynsey 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Lindsey
Benjamin Bosworth 3d 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Bosworth
Loring Peck 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Loring Peck
Jeremiah Diman 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jeremiah Diman
John Norris 2 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Norris
John West 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John West
John Barrows 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Barrows
Sarah Allen 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sarah (Allen) Miller
John Gladding 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Gladding
Benjamin Smith 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Smith
Patince Walker Widdow 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Patience (Coggeshall) Walker
William Coggshell Esqr 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   1 William Coggeshall
Jonathan Diman 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jonathan Diman
William McCarty 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William McCarty
Margaret McCarty Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Margaret (Unknown) McCarty
Benjamin Salsbery 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Salisbury
Isaac Eslick 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Isaac Eslick
John May 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John May
John Howland Esq 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Howland
John Howland Junr 2 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Howland
Sihon Martindale 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sion Martindale
Mary Eslick Widdow 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Mary (Lawless) Eslick
George Munro 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 George Munro
Unis Church Widdow 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Eunice (Peckham) (Church) Rice
William West 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William West
Joseph Russell Esqr 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1   0   1   0 Joseph Russell
M.r John Burt 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2   0   0   0 Rev. John Burt
James Bosworth 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Bosworth
William Christopher 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Christopher
Sarah Coggshell Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sarah (Bourne) Coggeshall
Richard Drown 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Richard Drown
Allen Usher 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Allen Usher
Thomas Swan 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Swan
Nathaniel Smith 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Smith
Solomon Drown 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Solomon Drown
Restcomb Sanford 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Restcome Sanford
Phebe Wardwell Widdow 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Phebe (Howland) Wardwell

Page 3

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Daniel Gladding 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Daniel Gladding
Lydia Woodbury Widdow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Lydia (Lindsey) Woodbury
William Linsey Jun.r 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Lindsey
Mary Paine Widdow 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   1   1 Mary (Bailey) (Paine) Allen
Thomas Pearse 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Pearse
Mercy Raynolds Widdow 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Mercy (Throop) Reynolds
Sarah Osborn Widdow 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sarah (Osborn) Lamb
Josiah Finney 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Josiah Finney
Mary Munro Widdow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Mary (Marks) Munro
Benjamin Rosbotham 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   0 Benjamin Rosbotham
Phebe Waldron Widdow 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Phebe (Reynolds) Waldron
Josiah Smith 2 2 4 3 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Josiah Smith
Daniel Lefavour 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Daniel Lefavour
Andrew Guin 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Andrew Gwinn
Anthony Van Doorn Esq.r 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Anthony Vandoorn
William Linsey 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Lindsey
Thomas Gray 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Gray
Nathaniel Pearse Esq.r 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 3   1   1   2 Nathaniel Pearse
Newby Coggshell 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 Newby Coggeshall
William Munro Esq.r 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2   0   0   1 William Munro
Hezekiah Munro 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   1 Hezekiah Munro
James Munro 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Munro
Stephen Munro 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Stephen Monroe
Bennet Munro 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   2   1   3 Bennett Munro
William Munro 2.d 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Munro
William White 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William White
Charles Munro 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Charles Munro
John Ingraham Jun.r 3 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Ingraham
William Cox Jun.r 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Cox
Isaac Wardwell 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Isaac Wardwell
Hannah Munro Widdow 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Hannah (Lindsey) Munro
Mary Harscall Widdow 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   2   1   0 Mary (Smith) Haskell
John Hubbard 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Hubbard
Billings Throope 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Billings Throop
Stephen Wardwell 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Stephen Wardwell
Stephen Smith 4 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0   1   1   0 Stephen Smith

Page 4

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Hezekiah Usher Esqr 1 0 3 9 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Hezekiah Usher
William Bradford Esqr 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0   1   1   0 William Bradford
Seabury Manchester 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Seabury Manchester
James Smith 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Smith
John Pratt 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Pratt
John Waldron 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 John Waldron
Jeremiah Ingraham 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Jeremiah Ingraham
Alethea Oldridge Widdow 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Alethea (Potter) Oldridge
Hopstill Potter 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Hopestill Potter
Jonathan Munday 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jonathan Munday
Samuel Oxx 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Oxx
Jonathan Drown 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jonathan Drown
Cornelius Waldron 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Cornelius Waldron
John Waldron 2d 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   1 John Waldron
Isaac Waldron 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Isaac Waldron
Joyce Young Widdow 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joyce (Smith) Young
John Oldridge 2.d 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Oldridge
George Oxx 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 George Oxx
Samuel Liscomb 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Liscomb
Richard Smith 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Richard Smith
Simeon Potter Esqr 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3   5   3   0 Simeon Potter
Jonathan Fales 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jonathan Fales
Timothy Ingraham 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Timothy Ingraham
Edward Munro 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Edward Munro
Elizabeth Lindsey Widdow 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Elizabeth (Liscomb) Lindsey
Nathaniel Waldron 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Waldron
William Gladding 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Gladding
William Hoar Esq.r 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Hoar
Nathaniel Munro 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Munro
Nathaniel Diman 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Diman
Charles D.Wolfe 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Charles DeWolf
Lemuel Clarke 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 3   1   2   0 Lemuel Clarke
Joseph Wardwell 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Wardwell
Archibald Munro 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Archibald Munro
Benjamin Wardwell 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Wardwell
Joshua Sanford 2 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Joshua Sanford
Nathan Munro 2.d 3 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathan Munro

Page 5

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
William Pearse Esq.r 2 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 2   0   1   0 William Pierce
George Pearse 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 George Pierce
John Hogens 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Hogins
Elizabeth Hougth Widdow 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Elizabeth (Pearse) (Hauf) Clarke
Simeon Munro 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Simeon Munro
M.r John Usher 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 John Usher
Nathaniel Manchester 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Manchester
John Oldridge 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Oldridge
Joseph Addee 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Eddy
Bernet Salsbery 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Bernard Salsbury
Nathaniel Smith 2.d 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Smith
John Gladding Jun.r 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Gladding
Joseph Oldridge 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Oldridge
Joseph Diman 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Diman
William Munro 3.d 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Munro
Samuel Whitaker 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Whittaker
Peter Smith 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Peter Smith
William Lawless 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Lawless
Bennet Munro Jun.r 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Bennett Munro
Edward Talbey 2 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Edward Talbee
George Coggshell 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 George Coggeshall
Joshua Ingraham 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 Joshua Ingraham
Mark Anthony D'Wolfe Jun.r 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   1 Mark Anthony
John Ingraham 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Ingraham
Nathaniel Phillips 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Phillips
James Newning 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Nooning
Daniel Maxfield 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Daniel Maxfield
Joseph Reed Esq.r 3 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Reed
John Glover 3 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 0   0   0   1 John Glover
Samuel Church 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Church
Tho.s Greene Farm Family 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1   3   0   1 see below
John Usher Jun.r 2 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Usher
Josiah Cushing 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Josiah Cushing
John Mingo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   2 John Mingo

The fourth-to-last household was presumably resident at the farm of Col. Thomas Greene, who died at Bristol in 1769. His wife Elizabeth died in Connecticut in May 1774, so it seems unlikely she was resident on the farm when the 1774 census was conducted (although the enumerator may have listed her even so). Their children had moved to other towns as well, so it seems another family may have been renting out or using the farm, and it has not be determined who they might have been.





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